Blogging Lessons 101 From My Experience
TGIF! And also the last day for the #WinterABC Creatives week.
Thank you all for being with me on this journey. We have four more weeks to go, let's keep moving.
So, I've been getting a lot of feedback from the Tribe, mostly questions on how I started blogging. Here are a few lessons for you. Well, from my experience point of view.
Before the idea of blogging came along, I used to randomly share stories and rants on social media. Then came the lockdown and the perfect timing.
Here are a few things I've Learnt along the journey.
1. Have a message
This is the most important part of starting a blog or any course whatsoever.
For me, it was a vision God gave, to share stories and life experiences. Many people go through things in life, especially Christians. It's a clear call to talk about your pain without holding back.
Having a message means creating a nitch for yourself. That way, you could always go back to the plan even when you stray.
2. Create contents
It is important to have content lined up to sustain you for at least a month of launching because you do not want to start a course, and then get stuck just at the beginning of it.
3. Create a platform
This is where you would like to be seen. It could be owning a blog like mine, a podcast, a YouTube channel, etc. When choosing a blog platform, I will advise you to check out the one that will be most suitable and user friendly especially if you are going to be operating from a mobile phone. The first three that come to mind are WordPress, Blogspot, and Wix. My good friend ToryTeller says WordPress is for pensioners while Blogspot is for amateurs. Well, I am on Blogspot and that is that!
4. Launch and reach out
You have successfully launched a blog! Congratulations.
Now you need to take a step further tell the good news. There are various means you can use to achieve this. Word of mouth is good (that kind of telling a friend to tell a friend who knows a friend) but reaching out to a larger world is even better. We are in the era of social media, make good use of it. Although it is important to be present in all social media Choose a platform that you are most likely to get more clicks to your blog link, then remain active and engage there.
5. Join a community.
Remember, no man is an island. It is important to have a good support system in whatever you a doing. It could be one or two persons or a group of individuals.
6. Trust the process
The truth is the road will not always be smooth. There will be days when you don't feel like writing anything. Other days you just want to close shop and go home. Lol.
It's ok to feel tired and all (we can't all be strong). Take breaks but please do not stay on the ground for too long.
Your immediate family and friends might not even click on your links to read your blog post (SMH I am not even sure Papa Matana has been here before) but that's fine because I've got my own people. My Tribe!
Make sure you build an army outside your comfort zone.
So what happens if your plans don't fall through? It means you should try again because what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger. You are strong!
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